December 3, 2012

HUD Updates Rules to Provide Native American Greater Access to Affordable Housing

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Today, HUD published updated regulations designed to provide greater access to affordable housing for Native Americans.  In 1996, Congress passed the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) which simplified and reorganized the system HUD used to provide housing assistance to Native American communities. NAHASDA created a more efficient block grant program that reduced […]

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August 24, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Promotes Administration Refinance Plan in Portland Stop, The Oregonian. The Sun-Sentinal publishes Florida Among the National Leaders in Home Re-Fi Applications. The Washington Post runs Defining A ‘Qualified’ Mortgage. “Mass. Gets $5.3m for homeless prevention,” Associated Press. “Homeless veterans summit aims to help vets get lives on track.” And, “Affordable rental […]

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August 13, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Secretary Donovan writes Holding the Banks’ Feet to the Fire (Huffington Post). “Refinance Jump Rebuilds U.S. Savings as Growth Delayed: Economy,” Bloomberg. Bloomberg runs Homebuilder Stocks Surge with New Sales 50% Below Average. North Country Public Radio publishes NY Awards Funds to Housing Agencies. The Boston Globe writes Boston’s Homeless Court Help Defendants Get a […]

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August 10, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

“U.S. Bank sets aside $130 million for potential mortgage servicing settlement,” Housing Wire. USA Today publishes Mortgage Rates Top 3.5% for a Second Week Bloomberg Businessweek writes Tenn. Creates Mortgage Hotline to Help Homeowners. The York Dispatch prints ‘Robo-Signing’ Funds Let Mortgage Help Program Reopen. The Columbian runs State Housing Market Still Improving. “City moves […]

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August 9, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

  The Washington Post prints “U.S. rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 percent.” Low-income housing breaks ground headlines Santa Maria Times. The Monterey County Herald publishes affordable housing project going up in East Garrison. Pasadena Weekly writes “rebuilding affordable housing.” Housing Wire reports “Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together partner to renovate, sell REOs.” And, a […]

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